Voting by Mail in 2021
Currently, no-excuse voting by mail has been extended by the state law until June 30, 2021. No-excuse voting by mail is a type of early voting, and it is available for all elections held on or before June 30. If you are applying to vote by mail in a town election or special election being held on or before June 30, you may use the Vote by Mail Application (PDF) to request your ballot.
The Massachusetts Legislature is currently considering proposals that could make no-excuse voting by mail a permanent option for all elections. If you are interested in voting by mail in an election held after June 30, which includes most 2021 city elections, please check this page at a later date for updates on no-excuse voting by mail eligibility or read the information on absentee voting below to decide whether you qualify for an absentee ballot.